The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed, sold-out production of David Eldridge‘s latest play BEGINNING, “the (anti) romance for 21st-century London life”, will transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited ten-week run from 15 January to 24 March 2018, with a press night on Tuesday 23 January. It’s the first new production in the Ambassadors after Stomp ends its ten-year run at the theatre on 7 January.
BEGINNING is a tender and funny look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. Reprising their highly praised roles as Laura and Danny, Justine Mitchell (Bodies, Royal Court; Mr Burns, Almeida Theatre) and Sam Troughton (King Lear, National Theatre; The Hollow Crown, BBC; and The Ritual) are directed by Polly Findlay (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse; As You Like It, Protest Song and Antigone, National Theatre) in this season’s must-see hit by David Eldridge (Festen, Market Boy, Under the Blue Sky, In Basildon).
Every story starts somewhere. It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?
Acclaimed by critics and audiences during its sold-out run, BEGINNING received its world premiere on 12 October 2017 in the NT’s Dorfman Theatre. The premiere production has design by Fly Davis, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Paul Arditti and movement by Naomi Said. It’s produced in the West End by the National Theatre.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday 20 November 2017 at 10am.